Designing Second Language Performance Assessments / Edition 1

Designing Second Language Performance Assessments / Edition 1

by John M. Norris, Thom Hudson, James D. Brown, Jim Yoshioka
     
 

ISBN-10: 0824821092

ISBN-13: 9780824821098

Pub. Date: 06/06/1998

Publisher: National Foreign Language Resource Center

This volume focuses on the decision-making potential provided by second language performance assessments. The authors first situate performance assessment within a broader discussion of alternatives in language assessment and in educational assessment in general. They then discuss issues in performance assessment design, implementation, reliability, and validity.

Overview

This volume focuses on the decision-making potential provided by second language performance assessments. The authors first situate performance assessment within a broader discussion of alternatives in language assessment and in educational assessment in general. They then discuss issues in performance assessment design, implementation, reliability, and validity. Finally, they present a prototype framework for second language performance assessment based on the integration of theoretical underpinnings and research findings from the task-based language teaching literature, the language testing literature, and the educational measurement literature. The authors outline test and item specifications, and they present numerous examples of prototypical language tasks. They also propose a research agenda focusing on the operationalization of second language performance assessments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780824821098
Publisher:
National Foreign Language Resource Center
Publication date:
06/06/1998
Series:
Technical Report Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
0.51(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

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